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Patrice Evra Set to Complete AS Monaco Move As Man United Continue to Pursue Leighton Baines

The Frenchman will consider a move back to France if he is pushed to the side-lines at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra will look to leave the club if they sign Everton full-back Leighton Baines, the Independent understands.

United had a £12 million offer for Baines rejected on Thursday but are believed to be ready with a second bid of around £15 million for the England international.

Evra believes that if United are successful in signing Baines he will lose his place in the first team and the Frenchman doesn’t want to be starting games on the bench.

Many pundits said one of David Moyes first jobs at Manchester United would be to replace Evra, whose performances and fitness have dipped with age.

It looks as though Moyes is close to doing that and is eager to be re-united with Baines at Old Trafford.

Baines was one of Moyes trusted lieutenants during his time at Everton so it is unlikely that he’s signing the England international just to sit on the bench.

Evra is now considering a move back to previous club Monaco, who are now a financial powerhouse in French football and could afford to pay the Frenchman’s wages.

Although Evra still considers himself a United player, if the club do sign Baines he may have to consider his options.


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